RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION, PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION
Records of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company
This record group is a supplement to RG 65-37
LETTERS IN. 1866-1884. 17 vols. 1
Letters in from suppliers, buyers, agents, transportation companies and occasionally officers of the company relating to production, equipment, supplies, deliveries, sales and financial affairs. Arranged chronologically. Index within.
PRESS COPIES OF LETTERS OUT. 1878-1885; 1887-1888; 1897. 8 vols. 2
Mainly copies of letters out from C.J. Canda, treasurer, 1878-1885. Includes copies of letters out from sales manager of Superior Charcoal Iron Company, 1897, and from general manager of Iron Cliffs Company, 1877-1888. Index within.
MANIFESTS. 1867-1891. 7 vols. 3
Offers number of manifest and lot, quantity of tons, grade of pig iron, mode of transportation provided, number of cars, identification number of cars, destination, delivery point, name of individual receiver, agent and order. Entry is chronological and numerical by
Number of manifest. “Manifests” on spine.
INVENTORY OF BARNUM MINE. 1880. 1 vol. 4
Listing of mine equipment, raw materials, dwellings and improvements at the Barnum mine. Shows quantity, kind and value.
INVENTORY OF MICHIGAMEE COMPANY. 1891-1893; 1896-1899. 1 vol. 5
Listing of mine equipment only showing quantity, kind and value. Arranged chronologically.
INVENTORY OF IRON CLIFFS COMPANY. 1867-1871; 1873-1892; 1894. 11 vols. 6
Listing of raw materials; furnace, kiln and mine improvements, equipment and supplies, wood, forage, furnishings, merchandise, dwellings, and other structures, land, mortgage bonds, and a recapitulation at the back of volume. Subject index within. “Inventory” and “Inventory Book” on spine.
RECORD OF BLAST. 1866-1878. 5 vols. 7
Offers date, hour of casting, number of charges, number of bushels of coal, quantity of different grades of iron produced, and remarks. Form enlarged in 1868 to include amounts shipped and amounts on hand in different locations.
CHARCOAL BOOK. N.D. 1890-1893. 4 vols. 8
Offers date, except for one volume; name of contractor; number of car; gross and netweight, weight of car, weight of braze, number of bushels of charcoal. Entry is chronological by day. “Charcoal Book” on spine.
RECORD OF COAL RECEIVED, ON HAND AND CONSUMED BY VARIOUS KILNS AND JOBS. 1869-1893. 3 vols. 9
Includes measurements of coal cars inside back cover of 1869-1873 volume. “Coal Book” on spine.
LEDGER OF RENT, SALE AND LEASE. 1904-1909. 3 vols. 10
Ledger of debits and credits for rent on lots owned by Cleveland Iron Mining Co., The Munising Company, Munising Railway Co., Michigamee Company, Iron Cliffs Company, Pioneer Iron Company, Excelsior Iron Company and The Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company. Includes number of lot, name of village addition, street address, name of purchaser, lease or person to whom transferred, date and price of sale, lease or rent, date of expiration and remarks about dwellings or occupancy. “Lot Ledger A” on spine.
LEDGER OF RENTALS. 1896-1905; 1897-1906. 2 vols. 11
Includes house number, location, amount of rent for specified periods of time, date, location, amount credited to accounts, and names of individuals charged. “Rent Ledger” on spine.
RECORD OF IRON SHIPPED FROM AND ON HAND AT PIONEER FURNACE.
1865-1895. 7 vols. 12
Offers date, number of car, grade, totals and remarks relating to bills of lading And names of schooners. “Iron Book” and “Forwarding Book” on spines. Includes record For Tilden, Barnum and Foster mines, 1865-1869; for Pioneer Furnace, 1870-1895, and for Cliffs Furnace, 1874-1876. Entry is chronological.
DAILY REPORT OF ORE MINED AND SHIPPED. 1889-1891. 1 vol. 13
Chronological entry of number of tons of ore mined and cars shipped from Barnum Mine, Cliff’s shaft mine, Salisbury, Foster and Bessemer mines with totals, October 1889- January 1891.
RECORD OF PIONEER PIG IRON ON HAND AT CLEVELAND, CHICAGO, ESCANABA AND MARQUETTE. 1886-1894. 4 vols. 14
Offers date, quantity and grade of iron together with remarks about sales. Entry is chronological.
WEEKLY FURNACE REPORTS. 1866-1867. 1 col. 15
Offer name of furnace, quantities of coal, ore and limestone consumed, quantity and grade of iron made; aggregate number of tons; name of transportation company, gross tons on hand, and remarks relating to yield.
COST SHEETS RELATING TO RENTED BUILDINGS OF THE LUMBERING DEPARTMENT AT CENTRAL LOCATION. 1916-1931. 1 vol. 16
Form chronological list of house numbers, name of renter, and amount of maintenance expense, earnings, general expense and rent collected.
DAY BOOK OF EXPENSES FOR SALISBURY MINE, BARNUM MINE, AND CLIFFS LOCATION. 1875-1884. 4 vols. 17
Press copies of lists of supplies, equipment, labor, transportation and freight, repairs and cost. Entry is chronological.
ORDERS FOR MINE SUPPLIES. 1875-1876. 1 vol. 18
Press copies out from Rowland and Gibbs mine, agents ordering supplies for Barnum Mine. Entry is chronological.
TIME BOOKS. 1868-1871; 1885-1889. 3 vols. 19
Includes name of employee, days worked, rate of pay per day and kind of work performed.
HAYES’ RAILROAD FAST EXPRESS MONTHLY WAGES COMPUTING TABLES. 20
Arranged on an original plan…with Stahle’s improved index.Fourth edition. Prepared and published by Wm. C. Stahle, Pittsburgh, Penns, 1884.
Includes typewritten table of wages and work schedules loose in front, c1913. 1 vol.
JOURNAL OF COMPANY STORE. 1866-1872. 4 vols. 21
Chronological entry of accounts offers name of individual and account, description of goods sold and their cost.
JOURNAL OF LABOR. 1873-1875 1 vol. 22
Mainly a record of labor and wages due. Includes rent, doctor and store accounts charged against individuals. Also includes pay per day and final totals. Arranged chronologically under name of individual. “Furnace” on spine in ink.
JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTS. 1896-1926. 4 vols. 23
Accounts involve sales of timber, operation of farm, dairy, kilns, furnaces, greenhouse, nursery; taxes, equipment, rent, leases, improvements, sundries and all expenses of the land department. Similar journal of accounts payable, 1902-1905, shows cost of operating hotel, stage, launch, teaming, and the like. “Journal/A/IRON CLIFFS CO. / Land Dept.” on spine.
RECEIPT BOOK. 1865-1870. 1 vol
CUSTOMER’S INSURANCE POLICY EXPIRATION BOOK SUPPLIED BY PETER WHITE, AGENT. 1884-1889. 1 vol.
Includes number of policy or renewal, name of insurance company insuring various mines and properties, date of expiration, total amount of policy, rate, premium; amount of insurance carried on merchandise, buildings, engines and boiler, machinery, coal, supplies, and warehouses.
CERTIFICATE OF ORE ANALYSIS. 1866-1879. 1 vol. 26
Mainly certificates of ore analysis in from C.F. Chandler, Ph. D. Professor of analytical and applied chemistry at the school of mines, Columbia College, New York. Includes statements and letters in from company officers relating to ore analysis. No visible arrangement. “Analyses” on cover.
CREDIT BOOK. N.D. 1 vol. 27
Alphabetical list of companies with whom business was done together with credit rating.
ACCOUNT OF MINING OPERATION AT PIONEER MINE. 1869-1873. 1 vol. 28
Offers name of individuals holding contracts to mine ore, location in mine where ore was removed, rate per ton and cost of powder, fuse, candles, handles, and the like, together with quantity of ore taken. Arranged chronologically, September 1, 1869- July 31, 1873.
ACCOUNT OF LUMBER SAWED AND DELIVERED BY CLIFFS SAW MILL. 1867. 1 vol. 29
Chronological entry of quantity and size of lumber sawed and delivered, February 1, October 16, 1867
INVOICES OF MERCHANDISE PURCHASED BY COMPANY STORE. 1867-1870. 1 vol. 30
Offer date, quantity and kind of merchandise, and cost. Include inventory of stock brought forward, April 30, 1867.
LEDGER OF COMPANY STORE. 1866-1867. 1 vol. 31
Offers general debit and credit figures for operation, November 1, 1866 to December 31, 1867; name of account and chronological entries of transactions. “Ledger” on spine.
LEDGER OF ACCOUNTS OF LUMBERING DEPARTMENT. 1919-1925. 1 volume. 32
Includes designation and title of account, name of camp, date, reference to balance journal entry, explanations, if any, together with debits and credits in asset account and in reserve for depreciation. Accounts involve buildings, equipment, construction, spur railway lines, and “misc.” “Sub-Ledger ‘C’ /1919-1925/CCI Co./Lum. Dept.” on spine.
“CARD OF ACCOUNTS” or bookkeeping procedure. 1909-1915. 1 volume. 33
Narrative record of accounts for general administrative expenses and remarks explaining terms, use, entries and special projects such as reforestation. Includes list of firms which allow cash discounts for prompt payments if made within ten days. Involve The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. , Grand Island Steamship Co., Clevelalnd Iron Mining Co., Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland Iron Mining Co., Iron Cliffs Co., Pioneer Iron Co., Jackson Iron Co., Munising Co., Bay Mills Land & Lumber Co., and others.
RECORD OF SALE OF FORAGE. 1886-1888. 1 volume. 34
Chronological entry of sale of forage offers name of account, amounts in pounds of hay, oats, feed, corn, midlings and bran sold together with price and total amounts. “Forage Ledger” on spine.
INVOICES OF GOODS PURCHASED. 1867-1869; 1873-1874. 2 volumes. 35
Form invoices with printed mastheads of suppliers of all manner of goods purchased by company store. Offer quantity, description of goods, cost and remarks.
RECORDS OF THE OSAGE MINING COMPANY 1864-1907. 5 volumes. 36
Includes cash book, 1864-1907, relating to expenses of consolidation, exploration, salaries, taxes, stock, etc., stock ledger, 1864-1904, listing stockholders and number of shares; general ledger of accounts, 1864-1894; journal, 1864-1905, lists stock, expenditures for exploration , operations in Philadelphia and Detroit ; and minutes, 1864-1907. The latter includes copy of articles of association, certificate of filing articles of association, narrative minutes of both regular and annual meetings of the board of directors, letters, list of stockholders, certificates of proxy and copies of deeds.
PAYROLL LEDGERS. 1865-1868; 1886-1899; 1909-1915. 12 volumes. (37)
Offer name, occupation, term of service, rate of pay per day and month, amounts charged employee for store, board, rent, etc., total amount, remarks relating to payment and name of witness to payment. Arranged chronologically. Main index of monthly report, 1886-1891, and some volumes include quantity of ore mined per man per day.
RECORD OF ORDERS FROM SUPERIOR CHARCOAL IRON COMPANY. 1897. (38)
Memorandum of sales, orders and shipments, March-November, 1897 and undated, includes date, to whom sold, price, tonnage, method of shipment, rail car number, grade and unfilled balance, if any. Entry is chronological. Year is not given in one volume. Index within “Orders” on spine.
RECORD OF DELIVERIES OF HINKLE AND PIONEER IRON, N.D. 1 volume. (39)
Includes date, name of company to whom delivered, quantity in tons and pounds, grade, car numbers, railway line used, voucher number and notes relating to lake freight transfer and loading. Entry is chronological by day. Superior Charcoal Iron Co.-Charges on account of storage iron” on cover.
PLAT BOOK. N.D. 1 volume. (40)
Whiteprints of Pioneer Iron Company, Blk. 2, 7, 8, 13 and 17. Includes map of City of Negaunee (Sec. 6 T47, R26W), n.d., pl., showing block numbers in red.
‘ORE BOOKS’ OR RECORD OF CONTRACTORS AND QUANTITY OF ORE TRANSPORTED. 1870-1891. 32 volumes (41)
Offer name of source mine, date number of car, name of contractor, gross and net weight, weight of wagon and weight consumed or transported. Volume for 1871 includes total pounds in each train. Includes quantities moved from Ogden Mine to Cliffs Furnace, from Pioneer Mine to Furnace, from Rowland Mine to Pioneer Furnace and by company teams. “Ore Books” on spine
Arranged by name of mine, then chronologically, i.e., Barnum Mine, 1870-1890; Cliffs Shaft, 1889-1891, East New York Mine, 1891; Foster Mine, 1870-1890; Iron Cliffs Co.; 1871-1889; Pioneer Mine, 1876-1878, 1880-1882, 1884-1887; Salisbury Mine 1876-1890; South Buffalo Mine, 1891.